Rethinking Middle School The years between grade school and high school are some of the toughest in many students' lives. Grades often suffer in middle school as kids struggle with identity issues and adjust to new learning environments. Beth Fertig reports that educators are looking for better ways to teach adolescents. She finds examples at Brentwood North Middle School on Long Island and at Public School 189 in Brooklyn.
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The years between grade school and high school are some of the toughest in many students' lives. Grades often suffer in middle school as kids struggle with identity issues and adjust to new learning environments. Beth Fertig reports that educators are looking for better ways to teach adolescents. She finds examples at Brentwood North Middle School on Long Island and at Public School 189 in Brooklyn.